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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Murchison Area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Murchison Area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Murchison Area;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Murchison Area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Murchison Area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Murchison Area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers1,69316.712.21,77316.412.4-80
Professionals9759.618.81,0309.518.5-55
Technicians and Trades Workers1,56815.513.91,80616.714.8-238
Community and Personal Service Workers9899.812.49769.011.2+13
Clerical and Administrative Workers8508.413.09048.413.9-54
Sales Workers7937.89.97547.09.8+39
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,17511.66.31,51014.06.6-335
Labourers1,87318.511.71,88917.511.3-16
Inadequately described or not stated2042.01.71811.71.5+23

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.3% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.7% Managers, Murchison Area: 16.7% Professionals, Murchison Area: 9.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Murchison Area: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Murchison Area: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murchison Area: 8.4% Sales Workers, Murchison Area: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murchison Area: 11.6% Labourers, Murchison Area: 18.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Murchison Area - All industries: -80 Professionals, Murchison Area - All industries: -55 Technicians and Trades Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: -238 Community and Personal Service Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: -54 Sales Workers, Murchison Area - All industries: +39 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murchison Area - All industries: -335 Labourers, Murchison Area - All industries: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area - All industries: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Murchison Area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,873 local workers or 18.5%)
  • Managers (1,693 local workers or 16.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,568 local workers or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,134 people in total or 50.7% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.7% as Labourers; 12.2% as Managers; and 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.5% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (9.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.4% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Murchison Area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-335 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-238 local workers)
  • Managers (-80 local workers)
  • Professionals (-55 local workers)

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